Young people have a natural affinity for animals.

In order to nurture that intrinsic compassion, and to recognize those children who have a uniquely strong empathy for other species, Brother Wolf introduced our first summer camp in 2012.

Camp Kindness is a week long day camp designed for children between 6 and 14 years of age which utilizes experiential learning to help children build a sense of empathy, patience, generosity, and compassion for all animals.

Campers spend time at the BWAR Adoption Center, assisting caretakers with puppy baths, treat making, and brushing cats and dogs. Presenters may include wildlife rehabilitators, Brother Wolf staff, and volunteers.

Campers will also visit our beautiful 82-acre Sanctuary located just outside of Asheville, where they will interact safely with our current pig and cow residents. At the Sanctuary, they will learn about how farmed animals like these pigs and cows (as well as chickens, goats, sheep, etc.) are thinking and feeling beings just like the dogs and cats at our Adoption Center.

Instructing the campers will be Brother Wolf Animal Rescue staff, trained volunteers, and special guest presenters.

Registration is $300 per camper.

Camp Dates, Times, and Location

Grades 1-3, July 9-13
Grades 4-6th, July 16-20
Grades 7+, July 23-27
Grades 1-3, July 30 - Aug 3
Grades 4-6, Aug 6-10
Grades 7+, Aug. 13-17

Camp runs from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Drop off and pickup location is Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Avenue, Asheville NC 28803.

Classes are limited to 12 campers. Please use the Register button to save your child's spot!

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What Your Child Can Expect

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, camp will take place at our Adoption Center on Glendale Avenue in Asheville, where students will learn about cats (including newborn kittens), dogs and dog behavior, and small animals like rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs.

On Thursday and Friday, Campers will also visit our beautiful 82-acre Sanctuary located just outside of Asheville, where they will interact safely with our current pig and cow residents. At the Sanctuary, they will learn about how farmed animals like these pigs and cows (as well as chickens, goats, sheep, etc.) are thinking and feeling beings just like the dogs and cats at our Adoption Center.

All camp days will include educational animal interactions, fun art lessons, and intentional reflections on daily themes of patience, kindness, generosity, empathy, and compassion. Our programming will help cultivate young leaders who will make the world a better place for all animals.